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posted Jan 19, 2018

Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The Park Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicles, an expansive 200-page illustrated manual, is the only publication of its kind.

categories: Design and Building
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv)

posted Jan 19, 2018

Building Sustainable Trails: Key Design Elements

by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Designing sustainable contour trails that reduce maintenance needs while providing a good experience for visitors.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices, Trail Design
tags: sustainable trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

Two Trail Design Books Cover "How to Think" and "How to Do It"

by American Trails Staff

A review of two popular trail design books.

categories: Design and Building
tags: sustainable trails, mountain biking, surfaces, safety, book review

posted Jan 19, 2018

Guidelines for Trail Development within Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

by Montgomery County Commissioners

The purpose of this document is to provide desirable and minimum trail design standards to municipalities applying for county open space funds to develop trail connections. The municipality’s open space plan must indicate connections to existing or proposed county trails, and county parks and historic sites to be eligible for county trail funding.

categories: Design and Building
tags: funding

posted Jan 19, 2018

Wake County, North Carolina, Trail Design Guidelines

by Wake Country Parks and Rec

​The Consolidated Open Space Plan (COSP) guides the work of Wake County's Open Space Program. The Plan presents policy recommendations, program guidelines and suggested methods that should be used by the County and its partners to conserve remaining open space.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Design
tags: funding

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trail Design Guidelines for Portland, Oregon’s Park System

by Portland Park's and Recreation

Trails are an integral part of our park and recreation system. They are used by people of all ages and abilities to exercise, relax, socialize, view wildlife, and travel to destinations such as school and work.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: urban trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

Presentation on Minnesota DNR’s Trail Manual

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Provides a snapshot of new MN DNR’s Trail Manual - Importance of quality - Importance of sustainability

categories: Design and Building
tags: sustainable trails

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.

categories: Design and Building, Trail Design
tags: funding

posted Jan 19, 2018

Massachusetts Trails Guidelines and Best Practices Manual

by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depend on the accessibility and quality of our green infrastructure - our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: funding

posted Jan 19, 2018

Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails

by National Park Service

This Guide to Sustainable Mountain Trails: Assessment, Planning & Design Sketchbook, 2007 Edition, has its roots in the foundational policies and ethics of federal conservation and preservation land management agencies such as the United States Forest Service and the National Park Service, and in the spirit of nonprofit agency partnership support for land management agency stewardship initiatives.

categories: Design and Building, Best Practices
tags: sustainable trails

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Areté Structures

Areté Structures designs, manufactures, & delivers prefabricated pedestrian bridges using FRP, steel, and aluminum materials. Areté Structures also supplies a variety of types of FRP decking.


605 West King St, Boone, North Carolina 28607
(828) 434-0587 • [email protected]

Tahawus Trails, LLC

Tahawus Trails LLC is a full-service recreational trail design, construction, and consulting company based in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York.


New York

Rock Solid Trail Contracting

Rock Solid Trail Contracting specialized in Flow based trails and can build all levels to suit local needs.


Cooper Harbor, Michigan 906-231-7419
[email protected]

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